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Forty Seven Percent of Americans 'Definitely' Won't Vote for Ron Paul
National Ledger ^ | 10/22/2007 | Tim Morgan

Posted on 10/27/2007 4:34:52 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

One thing that fuels the debate among the supporters of Ron Paul and those that think the US Congressman from Texas that is running for the Republican nomination for the US Presidency is that most believe he would have no chance of defeating Hillary Clinton. The "Libertarian Leaning" candidate was hit in the face with a bit of that recently when he was included in a poll by Zogby poll that asked "Whom would you NEVER vote for for President of the U.S.?"

I was more than a bit shocked when it was revealed that those polled put Dr. Paul near the top pf the survey. The man that is often referred to by supporters of the head of the Ron Paul revolution grabbed forty-seven percent in that poll. That means that almost half of the country would not vote for Paul under any circumstances.

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Zogby reports that Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, who announced Friday he would end his campaign, was included in the poll. The online article that accompanies the poll numbers notes that, “He might have sensed the nationwide opposition to his campaign, as 47% said they would never vote for him for President. The survey showed he was tied as the third most objectionable candidate, behind Clinton and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (49%). Tied with Brownback was Democrat Michael Gravel, a former Alaska senator, and GOP Congressman Ron Paul.”

Does that mean that Paul should “sense” the same thing? Dr. Paul had a tougher debate performance than usual on Sunday night as he was actually booed during some of his answers by the crowd. I can't imagine the Paul supporters will be to pleased with Zogby.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: daviddukecandidate; hopelessloser; liberaltarians; looser; paulestinians; ronpaul

1 posted on 10/27/2007 4:34:54 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: SJackson; Allegra; ejonesie22; mnehrling; drpix; lormand; Petronski

Ping. ;)


2 posted on 10/27/2007 4:36:08 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’m guessing the Paulists will rejoice and say “53% of Americans DIDN’T say they will definitely NOT vote for RON! WOOHOO!”


3 posted on 10/27/2007 4:38:45 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonian. If I don't respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Forty Seven Percent of Americans 'Definitely' Won't Vote for Ron Paul

And 100% of Americans won't see Ron Paul on any national ticket.

4 posted on 10/27/2007 4:40:00 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"The survey showed he was tied as the third most objectionable candidate, behind Clinton and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (49%). Tied with Brownback was Democrat Michael Gravel, a former Alaska senator, and GOP Congressman Ron Paul."

So even the least popular Republican candidates would beat Hillary? I find that encouraging.

(At 41% "never" and even if the undecideds only split 50-50, Fred would be a shoo-in.)

5 posted on 10/27/2007 4:52:00 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("We have met the enemy and he is us." -Pogo)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

In this election, Ron Paul is playing the role Al Sharpton played in the last election. Not a serious candidate, he’s just toying with the electorate and wasting our time.


6 posted on 10/27/2007 5:13:05 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Forty Seven Percent of Americans 'Definitely' Won't Will Vote for Ron Paul

My theory is holding up. Wrong Paul only has 7 supporters who each have 39 email addresses.

7 posted on 10/27/2007 5:41:55 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Don't let the technician tell you the problem is an ID 10 T user error. They're making fun of you.)
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To: Darkwolf377

So You're Saying There's A Chance!

8 posted on 10/27/2007 5:45:19 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Don't let the technician tell you the problem is an ID 10 T user error. They're making fun of you.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The good news is that only 37% would never vote for Obama. Intellectual barometers like this poll restore my faith in the voting populace, or something.


9 posted on 10/27/2007 5:48:12 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Darkwolf377
I’m guessing the Paulists will rejoice and say “53% of Americans DIDN’T say they will definitely NOT vote for RON! WOOHOO!”

They'll spin that into "Bill Clinton never won more than 43 percent, we're already 10 points ahead which means that RON PAUL GUARANTEES VICTORY!!!"

LOL, I love it.
10 posted on 10/27/2007 5:51:19 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Sooth2222
Hitlery will show you just what polls are.
11 posted on 10/27/2007 5:54:51 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

50% definitely won’t vote for Hillary Clinton.


12 posted on 10/27/2007 5:58:21 AM PDT by advance_copy
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

13 posted on 10/27/2007 6:35:49 AM PDT by mnehring (Who is Chris Peden? http://www.chrispeden.org/)
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To: sono; HonestConservative; Clint N. Suhks; tiredoflaundry

ping


14 posted on 10/27/2007 6:43:33 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
“So what your saying is, He has a chance?” I keep seeing Jim Carey in “Dumb and Dumber”.
15 posted on 10/27/2007 6:47:02 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Yea, right... In a country where 90% of the people have never heard of Ron Paul (yet), 47% say they won’t vote for him.


16 posted on 10/27/2007 6:50:49 AM PDT by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Why wait for '08? Ron Paul Now!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Impossible! Why, Ron Paul has grassroots support!


17 posted on 10/27/2007 6:52:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: K4Harty

LOL!


18 posted on 10/27/2007 6:52:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: advance_copy

50% definitely won’t vote for Hillary Clinton.


Exactly.

Not now, not ever.


19 posted on 10/27/2007 6:53:36 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

20 posted on 10/27/2007 6:55:04 AM PDT by Pistolshot
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

****Yea, right... In a country where 90% of the people have never heard of Ron Paul (yet), 47% say they won’t vote for him.****

Or to put it another way, Ron Paul has the support of 50% of the people who know about him. I imagine that most of the 47% against RP are democrats that would never vote for a republican.


21 posted on 10/27/2007 11:03:02 AM PDT by jmeagan (Our last chance to change the direction of the country -- Ron Paul)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Bogus pole. It’s probably more like 65%


22 posted on 10/27/2007 11:16:26 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: fish hawk
Pole=poll. Sorry, in a hurry this morning.
23 posted on 10/27/2007 11:21:31 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’d say that, other than Hillary and possibly McCain, the candidates do not have the name recognition to make such a poll relevant. Go up to 20 people on the street or in a mall and ask them if they know who Ron Paul is (or Fred Thompson or Barack Obama or Chris Dodd) and you will get more incorrect/”don’t know” answers than you will correct answers.


24 posted on 10/27/2007 11:23:31 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

>>Forty Seven Percent of Americans ‘Definitely’ Won’t Vote for Ron Paul<<

I don’t believe it because I don’t believe 47% of Americans know who Ron Paul is.


25 posted on 10/27/2007 11:24:27 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Sounds like a good question for a Free Republic Poll.

I wouldn't vote for him. But I can't say I never would.

I can see being so fed up with the other candidates and so eager to make a protest that I'd vote for someone who I'd never really want to see in office.

26 posted on 10/27/2007 11:33:47 AM PDT by x
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To: jmeagan
I sure hope 50% of those that know about him support him, because that "know about him" group should be getting a lot bigger soon. He's starting to spend some of those millions on campaign advertising ($500 came from me!).

Your tag line sums up the reason for my support of Dr. Paul. The rest of the field, democrat & republican, will keep us on the same path to ruin we've been on all my life. We need a fundamental change in direction, and Ron Paul is the only one who'd try to make it happen.

Optimistic about Dr. Paul's chances? I wish I could be. He's got a remote shot at the GOP nomination, and he sure has my hopes and prayers, but I expect hitlery will be facing julie annie, mutt romney or thompson next year - none of whom I could bring my self to vote for.

27 posted on 10/27/2007 11:46:26 AM PDT by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Why wait for '08? Ron Paul Now!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

28 posted on 10/29/2007 8:00:25 AM PDT by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Magnet for America's kookiest nutballs)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ron Paul doesn’t see polling data anywhere in the Constitution, and as such it does not exist.....


29 posted on 10/29/2007 8:02:37 AM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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